Three Generations of Fascinating Women: And Other Sketches from Family History

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Longmans, Green, 1905 - Women - 354 pages
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Page 154 - twould a saint provoke," (Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke ;} " No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful when one's dead — And — Betty — give this cheek a little red.
Page 184 - And ne'er did Grecian chisel trace A Nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace, Of finer form, or lovelier face...
Page 151 - Of years I have now half a century pass'd, And none of the fifty so bless'd as the last. How it happens my troubles thus daily should cease, And my happiness thus with my years should increase; This defiance of Nature's more general laws You alone can explain, who alone are the cause.
Page 52 - ... from the whole of that grave multitude there arose an involuntary burst of gratitude and transport They jumped upon him, like children on a long absent father.
Page 9 - To eat Westphalia ham in a morning, ride over hedges and ditches on borrowed hacks, come home in the heat of the day with a fever, and (what is worse a hundred times) with a red mark on the forehead from an uneasy hat; all this may qualify them to make excellent wives for foxhunters and bear abundance of ruddy complexioned children.
Page 16 - Eaton, all the boys of that school were obliged to smoak in the school every morning, and that he was never whipped so much in his life as he was one morning for not smoaking.
Page 1 - Martha and Teresa brown ; Madge Bellenden, the tallest of the land ; And smiling Mary, soft and fair as down.
Page 35 - In London there is a more cruel campaign than that waged by the Russians : the streets are a very picture of the murder of the innocents — one drives over nothing but poor dead dogs ! * The dear, good-natured, honest, sensible creatures ! Christ ! how can anybody hurt them?
Page 1 - Now Hervey, fair of face, I mark full well, With thee, Youth's youngest daughter, sweet Lepell.
Page 9 - to dinner, with what appetite they may ;' — and after that, till midnight, walk, work, or think, which they please. I can easily believe no lone house in Wales, with a mountain and a rookery, is more contemplative than this court ; and, as a proof of it, I need only tell you, Mrs.

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